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What are the important events that happened on May 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 29 is the 150th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 16, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,464,480,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 244 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,255 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 29 Historical Events

  • 1414
    Council of Constance.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1867
    The Austro-Hungarian agreement known as Ausgleich (“the Compromise”) is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph is crowned King of Hungary.
  • 1948
    Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • 1988
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Who were born on May 29?

  • 1955
    David Kirschner, American film producer
  • 1957
    Ted Levine, American actor
  • 1969
    Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1972
    Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • 1973
    Anthony Azizi, American actor

Who died on May 29?

  • 1500
    Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer
  • 1660
    Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  • 1917
    Kate Harrington, American teacher, writer and poet (b. 1831)
  • 1948
    Dame May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
  • 1989
    John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)

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